We can do all the right things to make your lawn healthy, but without lawn irrigation, our efforts have minimal impact. New Hampshire saw one of the most severe droughts in the summer of 2016. Lawns that were not watered regularly suffered loss. At Groundhog Turf Care, we have resolved to provide better support for our clients regarding this crucial element of maintaining healthy turf.
Consistent watering is the key. The watering requirements for lawns vary from season to season. In springtime, the air temperatures are cooler, there is more frequent rainfall and turf grass is growing quickly. But, summer is coming! It’s important to transition your lawn from frequent, small amounts of watering in the spring to a less frequent, deep watering strategy. Deep watering encourages deep root growth, and should be done every few days. Watering your lawn at 3 o’clock in the morning is ideal in the summer, because less water is lost through evaporation.
Groundhog Turf Care technicians will not come and water your lawn at 3 o’clock in the morning every three days during the summer. But a lawn irrigation system can.
Lawn irrigation is set-it-and-forget-it watering. Having an automatic sprinkler system allows you the ability to fully customize areas of your lawn; start time, run time and frequency of watering; it has built-in moisture sensors that tell the controller not to turn on when sufficient rainfall has been met. It is very difficult to meet the variety of a lawn’s moisture requirements with a hose end sprinkler.
As of 2017, Groundhog Turf Care has launched an awareness campaign for their clients to recognize the symptoms of a drought-stressed lawn. Our techs are making notes regarding lawns that aren’t receiving adequate watering. We have partnered with our sister company, Groundhog Landscaping, to provide an irrigation management program that will assist our turf care customers with better lawn watering strategies.
We love educated consumers! Please read our lawn care tips page for information on how to best water your lawn and protect it drought stress this summer. If you have any concerns about your irrigation system may not be watering enough – or you don’t have lawn irrigation and would like to have one installed – please contact Groundhog Landscaping at (603) 437-4464/option #1.